Tag Archives: Japanese WWII

A Surprisingly Good “Jack” in the Box!

The Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden was an attempt to create an interceptor for dealing with the very real threat of heavy, high-altitude bombers. Sadly, it was only availble too late, and in too few numbers, to make much difference. That hasn’t stopped it from being kitted lots, though. One of the more unsung models of the […]

Improved? Yes. Enough? No.

The evolution of armoured warfare during the Second World War saw tanks evolve from lightly armed and armoured scouts and infantry supports to become massively armed and armoured battlefield titans. This was the case for most combatants’ tanks, at least. However, Japan’s requirements and particular war situation didn’t result in this. Thus, even their “Kai” […]

Situation Norm, all Farproed Up!

Yes, that also spells SNAFU! In a way, that’s a bit what this ancient Farpro Japan boxing of the equally ancient Aoshima E15K1 Shiun (Norm) recon float plane looks like! If you want to see how they did things back in the day, the Farpro 1/72 Kawanishi Shiun will certainly make you glad they don’t […]